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CHB 38 Double Cabin


Name: 38 Double Cabin
Length: 38
Hull Type: Semi-Disp.
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 400 gals.
Model Years: 1978—1985
Draft: 3'6"
Beam: 13'6"
Water Capacity: 200 gals.
Waste Capacity: 40 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: --
Among the many Taiwan trawlers imported into the U.S. during the late 1970s and early 1980s, the CHB 38 is notable for her classic trawler lines, space-efficient floorplan, and economical operation. Hull and deck construction is solid fiberglass, and a long keel offers good protection for the props and running gear. There were several teak interiors offered in the CHB 38 during her production years with the galley-up layout pictured below being among the more popular. A large, L-shape settee to port in the salon has with a teak high/low table, and the large U-shaped galley has an electric stove, full-size refrigerator, icemaker, and microwave. Note the teak parquet flooring and tub/shower in the aft head. Storage—hanging lockers, drawers, bins—is excellent, more than one might suspect in a boat this size. Both the flybridge and decks are overlaid with teak, and wide, 360-degree side decks make getting around easy. Additional features include teak window frames and handrails, folding mast, and a teak swim platform. The CHB 38 will cruise at 7–8 knots with a single 120hp Lehman diesel (10+ knots with twin 120s).


Vintage double-cabin trawler from well-regarded Taiwan builder delivers appealing mix of timeless style, economical operation.


Several two-stateroom, galley-up teak interiors were offered over the years, all with parquet flooring, port/starboard deck doors, tub/shower in aft head. Teak decks, window frames and handrails were standard. Note fold-down mast, simulated lapstrake hull lines.


Deep keel protects running gear.


Cruise at 7–8 knots with single 120hp Lehman diesel; 10+ knots with twin 120s.

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